Sunday, April 1, 2012

April 1st, 2012 - Maximum Brew/Maximum Distortion!!

On March 14th I had the great pleasure of sitting in at the studio of my all-time favorite radio show, Maximum Distortion, an extreme metal show here in Utah hosted by the very talented and very funny, John Forgach and Cody D. Maximum Distortion can be heard every Wednesday night on Utah's own 90.9 KRCL from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.  

That night we banged our heads to Buckethead's "Blood Bayou", a set by Flotsam and Jetsam, Forbidden's "Chalice of Blood", Lamb of God's "The Number Six" from their latest album, Sacred Reich's "Death Squad", Zyklon's insane "Ways Of The World", Morbid Angel's "I Am Morbid", a request for Cannibal Corpse, among many other hardcore mind-blowers!  From the opening track to the finale, John Forgach and Cody D. do not hold any punches.  Maximum Distortion is maximum distortion!!  The wonderful thing about the show's set lists is the variety each week.  They introduce new, extreme music, pull out old hard-core classics, and do it all with humor and integrity.  They finished the set that night with two of my favorites as well, Kreator and Porcupine Tree!

If I were to pair a beer for that night it would have to be local brewery Uinta and their Detour Double India Pale Ale from the Crooked Line series - reason being?  This is an intense and very big IPA, in size (22 ounces), flavor (double IPA) and in alcohol content (9.5% to be exact!)  Much like Maximum Distortion's weekly playlist, there is nothing subtle or mellow here.  Once you pop the cork, the hoppy aroma hits you right between the eyes!  The Detour pours a deep, golden-amber with a thick, 1-2 finger head with sustained and strong lacing.  As with any double IPA, the Detour has a very big, hoppy flavor.  It is a very dry, bitter, citrusy hop punch to the taste buds, and yet very drinkable and very refreshing with a clean finish.

So the next time you are in the mood for extreme and intense metal and beer, put away your commercial rock radio and PBR and tune into Maximum Distortion with John Forgach and Cody D. (every Wednesday night) and crack open a Detour Double India Pale Ale - and make sure you take the next day off of work to sleep off the metal and brew hangover!!  :)

A very BIG Brews and Tunes thank you to John Forgach and Cody D. for allowing me to invade their space and rock out with them!!!  Sorry it took so long to post this review guys!!

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